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looming and jobs on the line, president obama surrounded himself with police and firefighters to send a message to congress. emergency workers are just one group who will lose jobs unless lawmakers avoid the latest fiscal deadline. $85billion in cuts known has the sequester are set to take effect in 10 days. obama warns the effects would be felt across the board. >> fbi agents will be furloughed. thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. >> reporter: the pentagon faces the biggest cuts. about $46 billion. >> the way they cut the defense budget is the worst possible way and it's the most inefficient way and it's the what that i will do the motion damage to our security. >> reporter: -- the most damage to our security. >> reporter: the president wants to put off the sequester to get a budget deal. it was supposed to kick in january 1 but was pushed back following "fiscal cliff" negotiations. president obama wants a debt solution that includes spending cuts and tax increases. but many republicans have no interest in more tax hikes. >> let
was sworn in this morning, a deeply divided senate voted 58-41 in favor of president obama's pick to lead the pentagon. it comes days before billions of budget cuts are set to hit the military. he spent weeks battling members of his own party. in the end only four republicans ended up voting for hagel. >>> for the first time the obama administration is said to be providing direct aid to rebels in syria. the civil war killed nearly 70,000 people. clarissa ward what kind of aid are we talking about? >> the administration is looking at providing rebels fighting on the ground inside syria with non-lethal support. that might mean military training for the rebels t might mean training to help the rebels prepare to deal with some kind of a possible chemical attack. it might mean providing them with body armor or armored cars. margaret brennan was able to ask secretary of state john kerry about the possible shift at a press conference in paris. >> is the u.s. willing to directly aid the fighters on the ground and is that enough to change assad's administration? >> he needs to kno
between march and september. yesterday, president obama spoke with republican congressional leaders john boehner and mitch mcconnell. >> both sides i think aren't really making a move and both sides i think look bad in the process. >> members of the house and senate have been on vacation this week and are due back on capitol hill on monday. >>> and today president obama will meet with japan's prime minister to discuss the north korea nuclear threat. the u.s. and japan have a security alliance that dates back decades. the two leaders will also talk about trade and other economic issues. >>> united airlines is putting off using that boeing dreamliner at least until june 5. meanwhile boeing plans to go to the faa today with its idea to fix the plane's battery problems. the plane of course grounded since last month. japanese investigators say they have found an oil leak that was caused by an improper paint job that disabled a switch. they are still looking into that battery issue. >>> it's 5:18 right now. a dangerous prank. what happens when a teen t
-th >>> president obama saying that teachers emergency responders and other government workers will lose their jobs if congress doesn't take action. automatic across-the-board spending cuts are set to take effect march 1. it's known in washington as the sequester designed to be so severe that it would force lawmakers to reach a budget deal. well, today the president called in police and firefighters to try to convince republicans to agree to a short- term fix that will at least delay the deadline. >> so these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roll. >> the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more tax increases. republicans say higher taxes should not be part of the equation. >>> are you looking for a job? you are in luck. there are hundreds of openings in the bay area right now and you don't need any tech know- how. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says, they will even help pay for your groceries. >> we have chocolate, cream
much what's on your resume'. >> and how the obama administration might get involved in the supreme court's decision over prop 8. area police agencies are on a hiring spree. >>> for the first time in years, bay area police agencies are on a hiring spree. more than a dozen local departments are hanging out the help wanted sign. they are looking to hire nearly 500 new officers between them. but the "contra costa times" reports that's just half the number of those agencies that have lost over the past five years to retirement, layoffs and other departures. >>> not a cop and you're looking for a job? all this week we're look into who is hiring right now. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says that one bay area solar company has hundreds of openings and you don't need a college degree. >> reporter: with a drill in his hand and the sun on his back norman was loving his new job. >> i'm learning, a lot of great people teaching me the ropes. >> reporter: the 21-year-old is one of nearly 6 people hired every day by the solarcity. since its start in
by the obama administration suggests a path that would take 13 years. in san francisco, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> thank you. >>> one of the high-speed rail's biggest enemies could become an ally. kpix 5's don knapp says that's only if neighbors on the peninsula get their way. don. >> reporter: liz, it's not that folks here in the peninsula are opposed to the concept of high- speed rail. what they are opposed to is a prospect of having streets and neighborhoods torn up for years while they expand the right of way. now there's legislation that could resolve that. a caltrain rolls into palo alto on a side of right of way. now after a century of development communities have moved up to the edge of the tracks. here at alma and churchill palo alto high's athletic fields and stadium border one side of the tracks. the busy road and compact neighborhoods border the other. expanding the right of way would take them out. that's what california's high- speed rail authority has in mind. two inside tracks for caltrains, two outside tracks for high-speed rail. o
of december' school shooting. the conference is to promote the obama administration's gun control proposals. among those who plan to be in attendance, the parents of one of the children killed in the shooting at sandy hook elementary school. >>> 4-year-old girl is being praised for pulling her 2-year- old sister from the wreckage of a car crash that killed their mother. troopers believe 26-year-old jessica wrath fell asleep at the wheel tuesday night veered off the highway and then slammed head on into a tree in washington state. the girls huddled under a blanket for hours until a passerby stopped and took care of them. the 2-year-old was severely injured but is still alive. she is in the hospital. the 4-year-old has since been released. >>> wild turkeys are taking over an east bay neighborhood. the turkeys arrived in albany around thanksgiving. take a look. there's so many though parents are afraid to let their children go out to play. they gobble and screech and make a mess. one theory is that some neighbors are feeding the birds which then e
. so far president obama and congressional republicans have not made any progress on heading off $85 billion in budget cuts. they would take effect automatically on march 1st. the administration says without a deal, we could see less secure u.s. embassies and furloughed air traffic controllers. >>> the national transportation safety board along with the coast guard and the bahamas maritime authority are all investigating the cause of that fire on that cruise ship, the carnival triumph. the fire in the engine room last sunday left the ship powerless. 4,000 people were subjected to five awful days of spoiled food and raw sewage. sewage, flooding cabins. the ship finally docked in alabama late thursday night and the first lawsuit has already been filed. >>> the challenges of adjusting to college life for first-year students. the myth and reality of the freshman 15 coming up next. >>> and why northern california's latest tree sitter is perching herself 50 feet above ground and refusing to come down. >>> these temperatures are cooperating and comin
against cyberattacks. the obama administration will announce new sanctions this afternoon to stop countries that support hackers who steal american trade secrets. this is after a report that the chinese military is behind an ongoing plot to hack u.s. companies and government offices. the chinese government denies it's involved in cyberespionage. >>> security breach at apple. the company says hackers targeted a small number of laptops with malicious software. facebook had a similar problem last week. the attacks used a weakness in the java plug-in for web users to infect the computers. to avoid it type of hacking, the department of homeland security recommended last month that user disable java on web browsers. >>> how much is the most expensive drink at starbucks? the answer and what's actually inside that drink. coming up. >> plus, nothing but net. the slam-dunking otter that has become a viral hit. >> and let's check in on the market opened up about 10 minutes ago take a quick peek at the early numbers on this midweek wednesday. and everyth
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